Malaysian police repatriated 97 telecom fraud suspects, including 32 from Taiwan, to the Chinese mainland on Saturday.
The 97 arrived in south China’s Guangzhou City around 8:00 p.m., all shackled and wearing black hoods.
In late March, Malaysian and Chinese mainland police cooperated in an investigation into five transnational telecom fraud cases, and arrested a total of 117 Chinese suspects, including 65 from the mainland, 52 from Taiwan.
Among the 52 from Taiwan, 20 were transferred to Taiwan authorities by Malaysian police on April 15.
The Chinese government requested Malaysia to transfer the rest of the suspects to the mainland as all the victims of the fraud trap are mainland residents.
The mainland has invited Taiwan police to cooperate in handling the case.
In the past few years, police from the mainland and Taiwan have arrested more than 7,700 suspects, most of them from Taiwan, in joint maneuvers.